Understanding Autism


Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism


Increase and develop your understanding of children and young adults with autism with an industry accredited Level 3 certificate.

Our Level 3 Understanding Autism course is designed to help you develop and extend your overall knowledge of autism, to help you progress into further learning or employment within health and social care.

It’s suitable for those seeking a career in childcare, teaching or family support, with a desire to understand more about supporting children with autism through their education.

As part of the course, you’ll complete several units that cover a wide range of behavioural, developmental and safeguarding issues you may encounter when caring for children with autism and learn how to support them.

The course is delivered over 12.5 days in a virtual classroom, so you will need access to a laptop/computer with an internet connection to complete the course.

On completion of the course, you’ll receive an industry-recognised Level 3 qualification in Understanding Autism.


On the Understanding Autism course, you’ll complete the following key units:

This unit covers the context of autism, and will introduce you to characteristics, diagnosis and how understanding and different theories have developed over time. You will also gain knowledge of the current legislative framework relating to autistic people.

In this unit, you will learn how to adopt a positive approach to support children with autism to manage their behaviour. You will explore factors that influence behaviour, the impact of behaviour, and strategies and approaches that are effective in providing support. 

The aim of this unit is for you to gain an insight into a range of transitions during the lifespan and the implications for autistic people. You will develop an understanding of how professionals and others can provide support for both short-term and long-term transitions, including from children to adult’s services.

In this unit, you will explore a range of therapeutic interventions and support available to children with autism and their families. You will also learn about conditions that commonly co-occur with autism and the treatment options available.

This unit will help you to develop an understanding of the differences in social interaction and communication in autism. You will explore how to develop skills and a range of strategies and aids that can be used to support social interaction and communication for autistic people.

In this unit, you will develop an understanding of how children with autism may be vulnerable, and the support worker’s role and responsibilities relating to safeguarding according to legislative requirements. You will also explore the different ways to support individuals to develop resilience.

Benefits of the Understanding Autism Course

✔️ Gain an industry recognised Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

✔️ Learn from qualified and experienced tutors

✔️ Further your knowledge and and understanding of Autism 

✔️ Improve your CV

✔️ Develop employability skills

✔️ Receive support to progress into employment or other high-level learning opportunities

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